Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin - September 19, 2021
MASS WILL BE LIVE STREAMED SUNDAY.
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Church Reopening Resources Guidelines - as of August 30, 2021
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Mass Intentions for Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, September 25 at 5:00 p.m.
All Parish Family
Sunday, September 26 at 8:30 a.m.
Living & Deceased Roman & Mary Reyling Family
We the parishioners of St. John the Baptist,
brothers and sisters in Christ, accept as our mission:
† to know our faith and share it with others,
† to continue to grow spiritually with respect for the sacraments,
† to celebrate the liturgy and the Holy Eucharist as the center of our Christian life,
† to live by truth and love,
† to serve those in need, to teach by example, and thereby strengthen and inspire our Parish family in accordance with the Roman Catholic Church
Tuesday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Closed for Lunch Noon - 12:30 p.m.
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Collection September 11-12
Envelopes (46) $1,963
Loose $ 70
Youth (2) $ 2
Need in Parish (1) $ 100
Religious Diocesan Priests (21) $ 610
Haiti (2) $ 300
One Strong Breakfast Donation $ 90
Mass Intentions (3) $ 30
SJB Cemetery (1) $ 20
Your financial support remains an important part of our Parish life and helps us keep going. Please continue giving your time, talent, and treasure at this difficult time. Please mail, drop-off your offertory in the mailbox by Parish office front door.
ST. JOSEPH PRAYER
Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted his only Son; in you Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man. Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage, and defend us from every evil. Amen.
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19: PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.
20-26: Father Ptak will be gone on vacation. In case of an emergency, please contact neighboring parish.
26: PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.
27: Holy Name Meeting 7:00 p.m.
1: Fr. Ptak First Friday Visit for Sacrament of Penance & Eucharist by appointment, call Parish office.
3: PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.
10: PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.
10: Holy Name Shooting Match Noon - Concessions by One Strong Youth Ministry
17: PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.
21: · KC #7118 Meeting at Enfield and KC #8745 Meeting at Dahlgren at 7:00 p.m.
24: Parish Trunk or Treat new parking lot west of church 5:00 p.m.
30: One Strong Haunted House 6:00 p.m.
31: PSR Classes 9:30 a.m.
40 DAYS FOR LIFE - THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF ABORTION
September 22 - October 31, 2021 you are invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You are invited to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside Planned Parenthood 331 Salem Place Fairview Heights and to help spread the word about this important community outreach. If you’d like more information, please contact: email@example.com or call Coalition For Life STL office at 314-827-4039. Or you may visit www.coalitionforlifestl.com and sign up for prayer hours on our Vigil Calendar.
PRAY FOR THE SICK & HOMEBOUND
Larry Hunt, Marie Hopkins, Bill Lueke, James Frey, Bob Wilson, Kent Karcher, Larry Nice, Paul & Helen Wellen, and Mary Karcher.
Reminder: Due to federal privacy laws, we are not allowed to list people or visit who are sick or in the nursing home without written authorization from that individual or from their immediate family who has authorization. Form can be requested from the office.
BELLEVILLE DIOCESAN COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN ANNUAL CONVENTION
Wednesday, October 13at Camp Ondessonk
Spend the day and reflect on “Caring for our Common Home”...as we care for one another. Our guest speakers will be Sheila Hopkins, former president of the National CCW, and Nolan Hurst, Camping Services Director at Camp Ondessonk. Come gather with your sisters in Christ from throughout the diocese as we celebrate Mass with Bishop McGovern, share our faith, and learn ways to care for each other and our common home. St. Elizabeth's Ladies will pay for any lady wanting to go.Contact Bethany Wellen to register.
Please contact office for funerals and baptisms. For weddings contact office six months before.
JANITOR ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST & ST. CLEMENT OF ROME HALL
Looking for someone to clean the hall at St. John the Baptist and St. Clement of Rome. If interested please contact the office.
2021 CSMA GOAL $11,570
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul truly serves the poorest of the poor through its Cosgrove’s Soup Kitchen, SVDP Thrift Store, Help Center and Night Drop-In Center.Men, women and children are provided the basic necessities of life – food, clothing and shelter – and the hope and the tools they need for a better tomorrow. Help St. Vincent de Paul serve those who have no place else to turn.Please make your gift to The 2021 Appeal today.
PLASTIC TOTE BY OFFICE DOOR
Living Faith Books (July - September)
DIOCESE POSITION AVAILABLE - DIRECTOR OF RESPECT LIFE APOSTLATE
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HISTORY OF PIOPOLIS, ILLINOIS 1841-1888 BOOKS
The office has several copies, if you have not received your free copy, stop by during office hours and get a copy.
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER - IN PERSON
September 24-26 & December 3-5 at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel St. Peters, MO. For more information or to apply, go to wwme.org, or call Terry & Eric Engholm at 314-649-7317.
Hospice Volunteers Needed for SSM Hospice at St. Mary's/Good Samaritan Hospital
We are looking for volunteers to serve local residents and their families in their homes in Wayne & Hamilton Counties. Click on flyers below for more information or contact Nikki Timberlake at 618-899-1660 or Nikki.Timberlake@ssmhealth.com.
Efforts to save the Hyde Amendment are continuing, but now there's ANOTHER, huge battle shaping up over taxpayer funding of abortion. Congress is moving forward on a "human infrastructure" bill, which is likely to include things that many Catholics support, including expanded health care coverage. But there is serious concern that such health care proposals will include funding for elective abortion. Congressional leadership is using a rare process for this bill, known as "budget reconciliation," that requires fewer votes to pass it than most laws. That is why Congress must hear from YOU now! Tell your representatives that any health care proposals MUST NOT fund elective abortion. To learn more and send message, go to https://www.votervoice.net/USCCB/Campaigns/88118/Respond
We are participating again in Boy of Joy program. Boxes will be available for pickup starting October 9 at the back of church. See bulletin over the next few weeks with more details.
EXCESS MASS INTENTIONS
If you are looking for a place to send excess mass intentions. Here you have an opportunity. A few years ago, Fr. Myron Effing's sister came and spoke at our parish about his work in Russia. Please see more information below and request list form.
As you noticed the church bell tower has had some bricks and mortar replaced. Now we are working on sealing the whole church with liquid silicon, to help prevent moister from coming inside the church. During the bell tower renovation, there were other issues discovered with the flat roofs on church. This will be discussed at Building & Grounds meeting, in the near future. I would like to thank Curtis Richardson for making and installing the big outdoor priest chair. If you haven't had a chance to see it, it is located on the new parking lot on the west side of church. Have a blessed week, Fr. Ptak.